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Discussion in 'DVDR' started by southpaws, May 26, 2004.

  1. southpaws

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    I have dvd+r discs and a dvd-rom/cd-rw drive and it wont read the discs. Is there any way that the drive can read the discs with out having to buy a new drive?
     
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    What's on the dvd+r? Are you able to read it on other computers? The only time I'm not able to read a disk is when the disk is burned wrong (a coaster).
     
  3. southpaws

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    I bought a stack of the TDK DVD+R 4x 4.7Gb. I have tried it on a Sony PCG-V505BX notebook and a Sony Vaio Desktop 2.67GHz 256mb ram whatever with a DVD+/- RW drive and it wont read it either. The discs are all blank.
     
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    ??????

    Are you saying neither PC will read discs with data burned to them or neither PC will recognize empty discs?
     
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    Need to be more specific. There is nothing to read if they are blank.

    Question: What are you trying to do with your blank discs? data backup, dvd backup, etc...?
     
  6. southpaws

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    I'm only trying to put a movie, that I created on it but my disc drive won't recognize the disc. It continuously loads and when I try to add files the windows wizard for copying files to the disc returns the error that I need to insert an empty disc.
     
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    Are you running XP? If so, windows has an integrated cd burning program. CD program. If your using the wizard it won't work. You'll have to get a dvd burning program. This is why it's not recognizing, the wizard looks for cd's not dvd's.
     
  8. southpaws

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    that is exactly what is happening. Do you know of a program that I could use?
     
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    Nero is a good program. I don't know offhand of free ones.
     
  10. southpaws

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    with that part done,I was wondering if there was a software that would allow my lesser disc drive to recognize the dvd+r's rather than buy a whole new drive. Is that possible?
     
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    What do you mean? lesser drive. What kind of burner do you have? is it a +r or -r or dual format?
     
  12. southpaws

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    I'm talking about the drive that says dvd-rom/cdrw as opposed to dvd+-rw/cdrw. Is there a program I can download to make the dvd-rom drive read dvd+r.
     
  13. southpaws

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    I'm talking about the drive that says dvd-rom/cdrw as opposed to dvd+-rw/cdrw. Is there a program I can download to make the dvd-rom drive read dvd+r.
     
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    If a dvd+r(rw), dvd-r(rw) is burned properly most dvd-roms will read them. Quick question you said dvd/cdrw. Are they on the same ide cable? Sometimes 2 burners on the same cable can cause burning problems. If so put your dvd/cdrw as a slave on another ide cable.
     
  16. southpaws

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    what does that mean? That drive is a two in one on a desktop and the dvd-rom drive is a two in one dvd/cd on a notebook pc
     
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    sorry mis-understood. So, if it's burned properly most dvd-roms will read it. What kind of dvd/cdrw is it?
     
  18. southpaws

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    sony DW-U12A
     
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